In her new book Futureface, Alex Wagner writes that “immigration raises into relief some of our most basic existential questions: Who am I? Where do I belong? And in that way, it’s inextricably tied to an exploration of American identity.” In the book, Alex explores her own American identity – daughter of a Burmese immigrant mother and a small-town Irish Catholic father – and asks how true the stories we grow up with really are.
Along with co-hosts Matt and Jeff, Alex is joined by The Atlantic’s deputy politics editor Adam Serwer to discuss the tangled intersections of history, heritage, family, race, and nationality. Is America truly a melting pot? Can nationalism be liberal? And is that stalwart American immigrant story just a history written by the victors?
– Futureface (Alex Wagner, 2018)
– “The Nationalist’s Delusion” (Adam Serwer, November 20, 2017)
– “America Is Not a Democracy” (Yascha Mounk, March 2018 Issue)
– ”The End of Identity Liberalism” (Mark Lilla, New York Times, November 18, 2016)
– ”How Can Liberals Reclaim Nationalism?” (Yascha Mounk, New York Times, March 3, 2018)
– “Why Are We Surprised When Buddhists Are Violent?” (Dan Arnold and Alicia Turner, New York Times, March 5, …read more
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